Composer Kevin Puts Wins the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Silent Night, Coming to OCP in February 2013
The Opera Company of Philadelphia is proud to congratulate composer Kevin Puts, who was announced today as the 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Music for his opera, Silent Night, commissioned by the Minnesota Opera for its November 2011 World Premiere, and co-produced by Minnesota Opera and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. With a libretto by Mark Campbell, Silent Night was called, “a stirring opera that recounts the true story of a spontaneous cease-fire among Scottish, French and Germans during World War I, displaying versatility of style and cutting straight to the heart” in the award announcement. Based on the screenplay for “Joyeux Noël” by Christian Carion for the motion picture produced by Nord Ouest Productions, Silent Night was the first opera written by Puts, an accomplished orchestral composer, and it received rave reviews at its opening. “With this remarkable debut, Puts assumes a central place in the American opera firmament. Much will be expected from him,” said Opera News.
The Opera Company of Philadelphia presents Silent Night from February 8 – 17, 2013 at the Academy of Music as part of its American Repertoire Program, a commitment to produce a contemporary American work in each of the next ten seasons.
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Remaining tickets to Silent Night will be available for single ticket purchase in August 2012.